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Counting Crows, Spearhead, and Train To Perform Benefit Concerts For Fire Relief In Napa And Sonoma

Counting Crows, Spearhead, and Train To Perform Benefit Concerts For Fire Relief In Napa And Sonoma

The events are being put on by BottleRock Presents, the producers behind the now annual Napa music festival that happens in May. [ more › ] [Read entire story]

PG&E ‘Recloser’ Devices Implicated As Possible Wildfire Cause As Another Lawsuit Is Filed

PG&E 'Recloser' Devices Implicated As Possible Wildfire Cause As Another Lawsuit Is Filed

State Senator Jerry Hill is calling on investigators to focus on "recloser" devices on power lines that are known to spark wildfires, and that PG&E's SoCal counterparts turn off during fire season. [ more › ] [Read entire story]

Supervisor Fewer Calls For Off-Duty Cops To Guard Safeways Following Attack On Employee

Supervisor Fewer Calls For Off-Duty Cops To Guard Safeways Following Attack On Employee

After an incident in which a guard was seriously injured, allegedly by a shoplifter at a Richmond District, Sandra Lee Fewer thinks Safeway should spend more on security. [ more › ] [Read entire story]

Jurors Hear Garcia Zarate Confession For First Time In Steinle Murder Trial

Jurors Hear Garcia Zarate Confession For First Time In Steinle Murder Trial

The lead investigator admits that during the interrogation he lied to the defendant and claimed to have more evidence than they actually had at the time. [ more › ] [Read entire story]

Sloped Amphitheater, Designed For Rallies, Selected For Harvey Milk Plaza Redo

Sloped Amphitheater, Designed For Rallies, Selected For Harvey Milk Plaza Redo

The concept centers around a sloped amphitheater rising from Castro Street and extending up Market, lined with soapbox-like platforms and benches, that the architects describe as a "machine for activism." [ more › ] [Read entire story]

CA Legislators Seek To Block PG&E From Passing Fire Costs On To Customers

As PG&E is potentially facing a torrent of litigation in connection with the Northern California wildfires this month, in addition to the costs of repairing or replacing infrastructure and power lines that were damaged [Read entire story]

Photo Du Jour: Goodwill Goes Down

Photo Du Jour: Goodwill Goes Down

After shutting its doors in August to make way for a much publicized mixed-use development, the Goodwill store on South Van Ness became rubble over the weekend [ more › ] [Read entire story]

Four Shot On Fillmore Street Friday, One Suspect Arrested

Four Shot On Fillmore Street Friday, One Suspect Arrested

Gunfire erupted in the Western Addition Friday evening sending four people to the hospital with what are described as non-life-threatening injuries. [ more › ] [Read entire story]

Stephen Parr, Archivist Of The Film World’s Oddest Artifacts, Dies At 63

Stephen Parr, Archivist Of The Film World's Oddest Artifacts, Dies At 63

The founder of Oddball Films and the non-profit SF Media Archive passed away unexpectedly on October 24. [ more › ] [Read entire story]

Burning Man Group Lends Shipping Container Dorms To House Fire Victims In Santa Rosa

Burning Man Group Lends Shipping Container Dorms To House Fire Victims In Santa Rosa

The Burning Man camp called Camp Epic along with Burners Without Borders have launched an admirable effort to create a camp of temporary homes for the displaced. [ more › ] [Read entire story]

Day Around The Bay: LED Flower Things Sprout In Jane Warner Plaza

Day Around The Bay: LED Flower Things Sprout In Jane Warner Plaza

SF socialite Summer Tompkins is suing for a share of the Esprit fortune her deceased father had left to charity, and more about the examination of the Vegas shooter's brain at Stanford. [ more › ] [Read entire story]

Twitter Apparently Pitched Russian Media Outlet RT On Spending Millions In Ads Last Year

Twitter Apparently Pitched Russian Media Outlet RT On Spending Millions In Ads Last Year

The editor of RT tweeted at CEO Jack Dorsey telling him not to "forget" his company's pitch to them last April when he goes before a Congressional committee. [ more › ] [Read entire story]

Sorry, Castro, Hamburger Mary’s Is Probably Never Opening

Sorry, Castro, Hamburger Mary's Is Probably Never Opening

In the long -- LOOOOONG -- saga of the former Patio Cafe property at 531 Castro, another year is winding down, more vague promises have been lobbed by landlord Les Natali, and the place remains empty. [ more › ] [Read entire story]

Day Around The Bay: Another Week, Another Uber Lawsuit

Day Around The Bay: Another Week, Another Uber Lawsuit

The Marin man who allegedly mowed down four cyclists has been charged, Rockridge residents totally don't want GoBike, and no, the "Windows Hill" from the old Microsoft landing screen did not burn in the North Bay Fires. [Read entire story]

Op-Ed: Facebook Wouldn’t Be As Big Of A Problem For The News If People Actually Clicked And Read Stories

Op-Ed: Facebook Wouldn't Be As Big Of A Problem For The News If People Actually Clicked And Read Stories

The ongoing villainizing of Facebook for its role as a disseminator of fake news necessarily leads to a discussion of another villain: Facebook users' obvious, widespread laziness. [ more › ] [Read entire story]

The Most Dangerous SF Intersection For Pedestrians? Fifth And Market

The Most Dangerous SF Intersection For Pedestrians? Fifth And Market

A new study from a potentially self-interested source (a personal injury law firm) has found that SF's most dangerous intersection for pedestrians is Fifth and Market Street. [ more › ] [Read entire story]

Walgreens Announces Plans To Shutter 600 Stores, Likely Including Some In SF

Walgreens Announces Plans To Shutter 600 Stores, Likely Including Some In SF

Following their deal to acquire a portion of Rite Aid's store inventory, Walgreens announced this week that it plans to shutter 600 stores, most of them under the Rite Aid brand, but including some Walgreens locations as [Read entire story]

Behold: The Social Network Tarots

Behold: The Social Network Tarots

Ominous cards, of course, include Fake News, Russian Hacker, and The Stalker. [ more › ] [Read entire story]

Two Sisters Team Opens New Berkeley Wine Bar, Les Arceaux

Two Sisters Team Opens New Berkeley Wine Bar, Les Arceaux

Fans of the now shuttered Two Sisters Bar & Books in Hayes Valley can rest assured that they can still find a bit of that magic across the Bay. [ more › ] [Read entire story]

Day Around The Bay: The Uber Credit Card Is Here

Day Around The Bay: The Uber Credit Card Is Here

Notorious bad landlord Anne Kihagi gets a full profile in SF Mag, the deYoung is pushing back over a plan to ban cars from the park every Saturday, and those new BART cars can't connect to the old ones. [ more › ] [Read entire story]